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James is the son of equestrian Richard Meade who was himself once touted as a potential husband for Princess Anne before Mark Phillips popped the question.
William is a grown man. He managed to successfully pilot a rescue helicopter so I am sure he was more than capable of being an usher at a wedding without his wife being in attendance to support him. Also his brother, sister in law and a number of friends were there so surely he had people to talk to. The duke and duchess do not need to be joined at the hip 24/7.
He and Catherine are at that unfortunate age where it seems as if all their friends are getting married and every weekend is given over to weddings. I know I was relieved when that era passed, but now it is 2nd and 3rd wedding invites in the mail ugh.
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OMG! As a mum I can say that leaving your infant to go to weddings is a no brainier!

If Kate is still breast feeding then the ages between 6-8 weeks the baby is going through a massive change, your milk changes and sleep becomes a luxury. I have a feeling that as a 'normal' mum and woman she opted to stay home simply because she has more important issues to concern herself rather than attend a wedding.

People! Sometimes the obvious answer is the one that ordinary people make. Baby first, socialising last :)
Well, except she was papped out shopping.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:47 PM
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Shopping for baby clothes for George which can be done in a hour or so. Wedding was 2 hrs away. So that 4 hrs of travel plus the wedding and reception.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:24 PM
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Glad to read that his great-grandfather has had the opportunity to meet George.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:48 PM
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Well yes, but it's not a good idea to stay at home and send William off alone, either. Kate already missed Tom Van Straubenzee's wedding (understandable, so close to her due date) but now, she won't want to have a distance between herself and William's friends, and weddings are always a touchy business.

I think she should have at least attended the ceremony, if not the reception.
I would assume their friends are mature enough to not take exception to a new mother staying home.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:50 PM
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Catherine not being able to make it to the wedding isn't a big deal at all. There were times she attended the weddings alone because William wasn't able to make it as well. Then again, William wasn't alone as he had Harry & Pippa there too. I'm sure their friends totally understand that they are busy these days.

I hope the Cambridge's have a good time at Balmoral and I'm sure Prince Philip is enjoying seeing his great-grandson for the first time and for The Queen to see how much baby George has grown since she last saw him. I wonder if they're planning the christening too?
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:17 AM
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perhaps the will have the chance to talk about the christening, who knows?
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Good old Daily Mail with their errors. They have a story about the Cambridges going to Scotland with a photo of the private plane. It's the Duke of Westiminster's plane. The story says the Duke is William's godfather but he isn't. It is his wife the Duchess who is William's godparent.
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@ Daria- Your class should make paintings for Baby George. I am serious...
I just got a visual of one my kids holding up her painting, and saying 'Look! I make this for baby Geowge!'. She's always proud of what she did, and is not afraid to advertise her accomplishments to the rest of the world .
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:58 PM
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Well, except she was papped out shopping.
I went shopping after having kids. So did my mom, sisters, cousins, aunts and every female I know who has children. Shopping was sort of a necessity I would say, there are many other things besides diapers and breast milk that babies need, and moms. I certainly did not want my brother to get me breast feeding pads and such, I wanted to get the right things.
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I just got a visual of one my kids holding up her painting, and saying 'Look! I make this for baby Geowge!'. She's always proud of what she did, and is not afraid to advertise her accomplishments to the rest of the world .
I can only imagine If that is not a reason to do so, I do not know what one is.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:18 AM
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I went shopping after having kids. So did my mom, sisters, cousins, aunts and every female I know who has children. Shopping was sort of a necessity I would say, there are many other things besides diapers and breast milk that babies need, and moms. I certainly did not want my brother to get me breast feeding pads and such, I wanted to get the right things.
Another reason is that when you're taking a trip away with a new infant, you want to be sure that you are well prepared with everything you need. As we now know, the Cambridge family headed off to Scotland to visit the family at Balmoral.

No wonder Kate stayed home. I would imagine she had a list a mile long of things she needed to do and things she needed to pack before heading to Scotland and if she's like most new mothers, she wanted to do it herself.
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Of course, what you're all saying about shopping is true. And there was absolutely no other day available for her to go shopping.
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Of course, what you're all saying about shopping is true. And there was absolutely no other day available for her to go shopping.
Sometimes when people complain about the most trivial matters it enters into the realm of almost tragic comedy, I think people complain sometimes just for themselves. I am certainly not going to lose sleep poring over Kate's schedule to make sure she did or did not have time to do whatever. Who the heck cares that much about something like this or her hair?? I think I will bow out of the fashion and events threads for awhile, people get ludicrous when it comes to that stuff, so goodbye
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On a practical point re shopping .... the nanny is part time so not there all of the time. Popping out for shopping for necessities (a couple of hours max) is not the same as 4 hours travelling; wedding service and post wedding event which equates to all day.

And then there is the prep and packing for Balmoral.

there are some really picky people on here. She isn't doing it like other royals - she doesn't have a full-time nanny and nursery nurse; or a maid; or a lady in waiting. Some of you expect perfect princess stuff. Well to get that you need masses of support and these 2 don't have it.

Why not just accept that these 2 are not the equivalent of crown prince/esses. Time enough for that.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:06 PM
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William and Kate have been to too many darn weddings. At this point I would just send a card and some money and have someone snap a picture of the brides dress for me.
Also was Willuam alone or did Harry and Pippa go?
How do you go to too many weddings? William and Catherine have many sets of friends who are all of marriageable age and normally the invite goes to man and wife. I don't understand the problem.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:25 PM
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Daily Mail has new pics of William and Kate today in Balmoral.
I am on my Iphone and I don't know how to share them here, but you can give a look at the website :)
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Going to more than 4 weddings for me is too many weddings. For rich social people like Kate and William 15-20 weddings is too much. As I said too many invites becomes tedious and boring. Send me some photos and I'll send a gift card.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:27 PM
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How do you go to too many weddings? William and Catherine have many sets of friends who are all of marriageable age and normally the invite goes to man and wife. I don't understand the problem.
I agree, although I did start to draw the line when it came to 3rd and 4th marriages because I thought they should have figured out they just were not good at marriage.
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I agree, although I did start to draw the line when it came to 3rd and 4th marriages because I thought they should have figured out they just were not good at marriage.
I think the Cambridges and Harry have stopped as well; they didn't go Earl Spencer's 3rd wedding.

To me, I think it's a bit... Almost ridiculous to say that you have a cap on how many weddings you attend. They've been to a lot, yes, but most seem to be of some of their closest friends or family. I think it'd be a bit rude of them if they went "sorry, I've already been to 3 weddings this year, so here's a card."
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